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1996-1997 Iowa Winter Fuels Price Survey Final Report
Iowa Residential No. 2 Heating Oil and Propane Price Survey
1996 - 1997 Heating Season
This report summarizes the results of the residential No. 2 distillate fuel (home heating
oil) and liquefied petroleum gas (propane) price survey over the 1996 -1997 winter
heating season in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Department)
conducted the survey under a cooperative financial assistance grant with the U.S.
Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The objective of the Iowa State Heating Oil and Propane Program is to develop a state-
level, company-specific data collection effort so that retail price information on fuel oil
and propane is collected by Department staff during the winter heating season. The
second objective is to provide specific volume and retail price information to DOE's
Energy Information Administration on No. 2 heating oil and propane on a semi-monthly
The responsibilities of the Department included:
" Collection of semi-monthly price information on No. 2 home heating oil and
propane from various Iowa based companies selected by DOE. Price
information was collected each Monday from October 7, 1996 through March
3,1997 and semi monthly from March 10,1997 to March 31, 1997.
" Collection of annual sales volume data in thousands of gallons for propane for
the period of September 1995 to August 1996. This information is collected from
various Iowa based companies selected by DOE.
" Transmission of the collected data, within two working days, to EIA of the DOE
using the Petroleum Electronic Data Reporting Option (PEDRO)
Iowa has participated in the program since 1987.
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